The first is going to my best friend back home, DeShea. She has been asking for a quilt forever, and 2 years ago when I went home to Georgia, we went fabric shopping and picked out most of the fabrics in this quilt. As soon as I got home, my life turned upside down, and the quilt just didn't happen. But we are leaving to go home to see everyone on Saturday, so I knew I couldn't go home empty handed.
This quilt is an adaptation of the French Roses quilt pattern by Heather French. It is very scrappy and colorful, I just love the raw edge applique and I'm always a sucker for a pieced border. In fact, 3 of the 4 quilts I am blogging about have one! Ha!
The last quilt in the line up today was made for my kids' amazingly special daycare lady, Ms. Leanne. She was put into our lives for a very special reason, and became a part of our family! I was so worried and anxious about leaving my kids in daycare when I had to go to work suddenly last year, but God provided Leanne. She has loved and taught and nurtured my babies like only I would. She helped them grow in their independence, their skills and knowledge, and she laughed with them when that is what they needed the most.
From the sadness and pain of out lives, came the opportunity of a lifetime when I met Jason. He has made all the difference in our lives, and so when we decided to join our families, we had to leave Ms. Leanne's daycare and move across the city. I made this quilt to match the colors of her house (they do match perfectly), and I modified my friend Kristie's MacKenley quilt pattern and added some of the appliqued French Roses. We wanted her to have something special to remember us by.